Paul Craig vs Gadzhimurad Antigulov Picks and Predictions 7-25-2020 UFC Fight Island 3 Odds
Paul Craig vs Gadzhimurad Antigulov
UFC Fight Island 3
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Paul Craig will take on Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC Fight Island 3 at UFC Fight Island on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The odds have Craig coming in at -125 while Antigulov is at +105.
Paul "Bearjew" Craig looks to add a win to his record of 12-4-1. The 32-year-old will fight at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 76". Gadzhimurad Antigulov stands 5'11" and will fight at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his record of 20-6-0. The 33-year-old stretches 70". In terms of significant strikes, Paul Craig is landing 2.33 per min and Gadzhimurad Antigulov lands 2.32 significant strikes per min. Craig is connecting on 48% of the significant strikes he tries while Antigulov lands 51%. Regarding defense, "Bearjew" allows 2.49 significant strikes per minute and Antigulov takes 5.92. Craig also thwarts 49% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Antigulov stops 21% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In terms of wrestling, Paul Craig is not as efficient of a grappler as he is averaging a takedown 1.65 times per 3 rounds. Craig is scoring a takedown on 21% of his attempts and is defending 57% of all takedown attempts. Antigulov is taking his opponents to the mat on 41% of his takedown attempts and stopping 10% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding sub attempts, Craig is less likely to go for the finish by going for 1.5 subs per 15 minutes while Antigulov attempts 3.5 subs per 15 minutes.
In his previous fight, Paul Craig faced Mauricio Rua and ended up in a draw by way of split decision in round 3. Rua landed 51 of 108 total strikes that he let go. Craig walked away from this fight having landed 106 of 160 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Rua ended up landing 25 of 66, giving him a percentage of 37%. He landed 19 of 57 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Craig ended up landing 51% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 51 of 99. Looking at the significant strike accuracy, he connected on 30 of 71 pointed at the head. 64% of the significant strikes connected on by Rua and 76% of them landed by Craig were tallied at a distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Gadzhimurad Antigulov, he squared up with Michal Oleksiejczuk and walked away in defeat by a punch to the head in round 1. Oleksiejczuk connected on 37% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Antigulov ended up landing 100% of his significant strikes at distance. Antigulov connected on 46% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 6 of 13. He connected on 5 of 12 significant strikes to the head. Oleksiejczuk ended up connecting on 8 of 10 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 8 of 10 aimed at the head. In terms of the total strikes thrown in this fight, Oleksiejczuk ended up connecting on 8 of 10 while Antigulov was 6 of 13 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Alex Oliveira clashes with Peter Sobotta. Oliveira will be looking to add a win to his career total of 20-8-1. The 32-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 76". Sobotta comes in at 6'0" and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a victory to his total of 17-6-1. The 33-year-old has a reach of 75". Regarding grappling, Alex Oliveira gets his opposition to the mat 2.69 times per 15 min and Peter Sobotta takes his opponents to the canvas 1.76 times per 3 rounds. In terms of striking, Oliveira lands 2.88 strikes per minute and lands 50% of his attempted strikes. The other fighter in this bout is Peter Sobotta, who connects on 39% of the strikes he has thrown and lands 2.17 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Jesse Ronson is set to go up against Nicolas Dalby. Dalby steps into the cage with a record of 18-3-1. The 35-year-old weighs 170 lbs and comes in at 5'11". The orthodox fighter stretches 74". Ronson stands 5'10" and is weighing in at 170 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his career record of 21-10-0. The 34-year-old reaches 70". In the category of takedowns, Nicolas Dalby thwarts 58% of the takedowns his opponents go for and is taking his opponents down on 45% of his tries. Ronson is finishing his takedown tries on 40% of his tries and defends against 61% of all takedown attempts. Concerning striking, Dalby absorbs 2.91 strikes per minute while he is landing 3.03 strikes per minute. Ronson, on the other side, is taking 2.73 strikes per minute and deals 3.09 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Gadzhimurad Antigulov (+105)
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